C2 Corvette Body Kits Revolution in Customizing

C2 Corvette Body Kits and Pieces for 1963-1967

Award-Winning C2 Corvette Body Kits was a revolution in customizing the 1963-1067 Corvettes. The kits included fiberglass body panels, special taillights, flared wheels, and the list goes on. This allowed the baby boomers to create anything from one-off show stoppers to daily drivers with an edge. Wayne Ellwood shares the history of the C2 Corvette Body Kits.

At the end of this article are links to the series of Corvette Body Kits by generations.

The 1963 Stingray blew the doors off car design. It was going to be a hard act to follow. But the economy was still slow, and most people were more concerned with their first house, rather than a sports car. As the baby boom babies came of age, however, there was a matching growth in income and a growing interest in lifestyle issues. This resulted in a revolution in customizing for the later years of the C2 era.

Initially, modifications to the new Corvette were limited to smaller items. The three-tail light (California) treatment, flared wheel wells, and variations on the stinger hood are the most common.

Another area where the use of aftermarket parts took off was in the repair business. This is a common theme throughout the history of Corvette. With the heavy and expensive pop-up headlight assemblies, front-end accidents provided an economic door . . . People who were paying for their own repairs suddenly found the style of the fixed headlights to be especially attractive.

~ Wayne Ellwood

The C2 Corvette Body Kits – Custom C2 Corvettes

C2 Corvette with Mild Flares
Custom with Mild Flares
C2 Corvette Body Kit Examples
C2 Corvette Body Kit Examples
C2 Corvette Body Kits Examples
C2 Corvette Body Kits Examples
Several factory shop order (FSO) cars were built for Corvette salesman and promoter, Bob Wingate. This is the 1st FSO Car Returned to GM.
Several factory shop order (FSO) cars were built for Corvette salesman and promoter, Bob Wingate. This is the 1st FSO Car Returned to GM.
1967 FSO Corvette
1967 FSO Custom C2 Corvette
1967 FSO C2 Corvette Body Kit Under Restoration
1967 FSO C2 Corvette Body Kit Under Restoration
1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This '67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette – Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This ’67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
1967 Custom C2 Corvette Body Kit - Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This '67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
1967 Custom C2 Corvette Body Kit – Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This ’67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This '67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette – Factory Shop Order owned by Bob Radke. This ’67 Was Custom Built In St. Louis For Bob Wingate.
This 1965 Corvette Body Kit is a Custom Maco Replica.
This 1965 Corvette Body Kit is a Custom Maco Replica.
Fixed Headlights in 1965 Maco Replica Corvette
Fixed Headlights in 1965 Maco Replica Corvette
Fixed Headlights in 1965 Maco Replica Corvette
Fixed Headlights in 1965 Maco Replica Corvette
Corvette with Fixed Headlights
Corvette C2 Custom with Fixed Headlights
C2 Corvette Body Kits with Fixed Headlights
C2 Corvette Body Kits with Fixed Headlights
C2 Corvette with Fixed Headlights
C2 Corvette with Fixed Headlights
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
1963 Corvette Hardtop by Glassworks
Superformance Eco GS Corvette
Superformance Eco GS Corvette
Superformance Eco GS Corvette
Superformance Eco GS Corvette
Lingenfelter powered Superformance Grand Sport Corvette
Lingenfelter powered Superformance Grand Sport Corvette
Lingenfelter powered Superformance Grand Sport Corvette
Lingenfelter powered Superformance Grand Sport Corvette

Custom C2 Corvette for Racing

Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
This Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica has a stunning Custom C2 Corvette interior.
This Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica has a stunning Custom C2 Corvette interior.
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Mongoose Racing Grand Sport Replica
Karls Kustom Corvette
Karls Kustom Corvette
Karls Kustom Corvette
Karls Kustom Corvette
CRC C2 Custom Corvette with the Retro-Vette Style (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Custom Corvette with the Retro-Vette Style (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-Vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-Vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-Vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-Vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC C2 Style Retro-Vette Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC Custom C2 Corvette interior in their Retro-Vette style Corvette (CRCoachworks)
CRC Custom C2 Corvette interior in their Retro-Vette style Corvette (CRCoachworks)
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Custom Corvette C2
Karl Kustom Corvette
Karl Kustom Corvette
Ross' 1966 on C6 Chassis
Ross’ 1966 on C6 Chassis
Karl Custom Corvettes
Karl Custom Corvettes
Karl Custom Corvettes
Karl Custom Corvettes
Karl Custom Corvettes
Karl Custom Corvettes
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Jim Hartenstein Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica
Thomas Hill Grand Sport Replica

Corvette Body Kits Series by Generations:

C1 Corvette Body Kits

C2 Corvette Body Kits

C3 Corvette Body Kits

C4 Corvette Body Kits

C5 Corvette Body Kits

C6 Corvette Body Kits

The trend of customizing and building C2 Corvette body kits continues today. Check out the 1967 C2 Corvette wide body kit that blew us away.

Ivan Tampi presented at SEMA 2016 a 2015 C7 Corvette Widebody called the XIK Widebody Corvette. You can read about it here

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